A Whistleblower Imprisoned, Not Silenced

A Whistleblower Imprisoned, Not Silenced

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/21/whistleblower-imprisoned-not-silencedMy name is Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, and I am an innocent man who has been wrongfully convicted of espionage after dedicating my life to serving the U.S. government.

I have always been a fighter.

I fought to graduate college, and was the first in my …

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Double vision: KU Project for Innocence frees wrongfully imprisoned man after finding doppelganger

http://news.ku.edu/double-visionDespite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already spent 15 years in prison for aggravated robbery – convicted after the victim and witnesses of a purse snatching identified him in a police lineup.

Without new evidence to counter the …

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Death row inmate Tyrone Noling’s life may depend on DNA testing, attorney tells high court; Portage prosecutor say

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/death-row-inmate-tyrone-noling-s-life-may-depend-on-dna-testing-attorney-tells-high-court-portage-prosecutor-say-further-delays-not-needed-1.775703Elkins was wrongfully imprisoned and spent nearly eight years in prison for the murder of his Barberton mother-in-law.

He was freed after a DNA test of a cigarette butt from another prison inmate was linked to DNA from the crime scene.

Earl Gene Mann …

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This True-Crime Podcast Helped Exonerate a Man Imprisoned for 13 Years

http://www.adweek.com/digital/this-true-crime-podcast-helped-exonerate-a-man-imprisoned-for-13-years/A Swedish man convicted of murder and robbery and in prison for 13 years was freed after a retrial that was partly the result of a popular podcast.

Kaj Linna was released after the podcast Spar uncovered evidence that discredited a key witness whose …

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Ohio budget bill would expand wrongful conviction payouts

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/ohio_budget_bill_would_expand.htmlA provision in the state budget bill would make it easier for Ohio’s ex-inmates to receive compensation for being wrongfully imprisoned.

Critics of the proposed change say the tweak would make Ohio’s wrongful imprisonment law the most …

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